What is Stereoscopic Video?

Stereoscopic video, also called 3D video, brings viewers into a world beyond the flat screen. Instead of presenting an image moving on a flat screen (like a normal 32" or "43" inch TV would), stereoscopic video creates depth and we humans experience this depth through depth perception in our natural vision. By presenting slightly different video feeds to each eye, stereoscopic video re-creates the 3-D perception on a flat screen, and gives us very realistic three dimensional images that can be viewed without any special eyeglasses!Depth perception comes naturally for humans and its one of the prime reasons that we've survived and...

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MV-HEVC for Apple Vision Pro Virtual Reality

What is MV-HEVC (Multiview High Efficiency Video Coding)?

The whole world really loves entertainment. Across the globe, people constantly search for new and exciting things. They are just dying to find new ways to be caught up in a story and new opportunities to make themselves a part of the story. Think of Pokemon Go, app-based watch parties, multi-angle video capture of sporting events, and The Sphere in Las Vegas. There's undoubtedly innovation happening on both the demand and supply side! People nowadays don't find it enough to see a movie’s plot progress - they want to become part of the story themselves! People seek a more profound relationship with...

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What is 1080p?

1080p is a video quality standard (one of the highest resolutions in HD video rendering) characterized by the display resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall. The term 1080p usually assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, implying a horizontal (display) resolution of 1920 pixels. 1080p is also called FHD or Full HD and is classified as an HD resolution because it displays at least 720 vertical lines, meaning that horizontal resolution is displayed well above the 1920 pixels displayed vertically. You can see this resolution being used in mediums such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, Smart TVs, browsers, and...

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What is GOP (Group-of-Pictures) In Video Compression?

GOP stands for Group of Pictures. In the field of video compression, a Group of Pictures (GOP) is a fundamental unit that determines the way in which video frames are organized and arranged for efficient video encoding. Basically, instead of encoding video frames one after the other, multiple frames are grouped together to form a GOP (Group of Pictures) so that they can be compressed and then decompressed more efficiently. Understanding GOP structure is important for video editing, streaming, or any application, such as Visionular's where we optimize video compression within H.264/AVC, HEVC, and AV1 video codecs (what is a video codec?).What is...

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Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu at NAB 2024

Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu for OTTVerse

At the recently concluded NAB2024, video compression expert Jan Ozer caught up with our CTO and Co-Founder, Zoe Liu to talk to her about the latest in the world of AV1 video compression, Zoe's outlook on the use-cases, live-streaming, next big applications, and more! You can watch the entire video here.For video streaming businesses, AI-driven video compression isn't just a fad, it's a strategic advantage. In a competitive market, delivering high-quality videos efficiently is essential. AI-based compression makes both possible, giving businesses a clear edge. You can start a no-risk, free trial of Visionular's AI-driven video compression on the cloud today and...

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Reticulate Micro and Visionular join forces for low-bitrate AV1 livestreaming

Visionular and Reticulate Partner for Ultra-Low Bitrate AV1 Live Streaming

Transformational Partnership Delivers Industry-disruptive Video Compression and Post-Quantum Encryption to the Broadcast Industry LOS ALTOS, Calif. and PALM BAY, Fla. / April 23, 2024 / Visionular, a pioneer in AI-driven video compression and streaming, and Reticulate Micro, Inc., a commercial and defense company focused on enabling trusted, resilient communications, today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize live streaming.   This transformational partnership brings together three best-in-class technologies: Visionular's Aurora1 AV1 encoder: An AI-powered AV1 encoder that delivers significant bitrate savings while maintaining or improving video quality at low latencies and high CPU-efficiency. Reticulate's VAST™ video compression product: Enables secure and resilient video transmission...

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What is AI-driven Video Compression?

A recent report published by Sandvine suggests that video now accounts for 65% of all internet traffic, and it's only growing! Quoting from the report, “Demand for video content is soaring, so most platforms are embedding and spreading video within apps to increase views and engagement. Data shows in the first half of 2022, video accounted for a hefty 65.93% of total volume over the internet. That’s a 24% increase over H12021.” And these unforeseen streaming volumes is precisely where the industry is struggling. How does a content provider store and stream high-quality video affordably, while providing a great streaming experience to...

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Jan Ozer interviews Zoe Liu on AI in video compression

Jan Ozer Interviews Zoe Liu on AI-driven Video Compression

Video compression expert Jan Ozer interviewed Zoe Liu, CTO and Co-Founder of Visionular, on the intricacies of AI-driven video compression as part of his preparation for his NAB2024 Streaming Summit talk.  They covered the following topics in this interview -  the role of AI in in the video compression pipeline, why AI is important in video compression, importance of scene classification in video compression, delivering a video compression solution as both an SDK and a cloud offering, the role of CPU-efficiency in video transcoding, AI-driven video compression without GPUs, and much more! If you are a video compression enthusiast and are interested...

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Visionular EZDRM partnership

Visionular and EZDRM to Deliver Unmatched Video Streaming Efficiency with Enhanced Security

Visionular, a pioneer in AI-driven video compression and streaming solutions and EZDRM, the premier provider of Digital Rights Management as a Service (DRMaaS), are announcing a strategic partnership that empowers content providers to deliver stunning video quality at low bitrates while ensuring robust content security.Visionular leverages AI in its video compression solutions (for AV1, H.265/HEVC, and H.264/AVC) to achieve significant bitrate savings while maintaining or improving video quality and encoding faster. Through a three-step process of scene classification, AI-driven video enhancement, and content-adaptive encoding, Visionular’s technology greatly improves the user experience and significantly reduces costs (storage, delivery, and transcoding) for the...

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transmuxing vs. transcoding - everything you want to know

Transmuxing vs. Transcoding – Everything You Need to Know

Transmuxing is the process of changing the format of a digital file without altering the actual content. This article reveals the fundamentals of transmuxing, explains how it streamlines video delivery across devices without altering the content itself. Videos come in a large array of formats, and what plays flawlessly on your phone might stutter and crash on your smart TV – not to mention your Xbox! This is not a new problem, and ensuring compatibility between different file formats and devices is truly a harrowing experience for anyone! But don’t worry. There are heroes in the video conversion and processing world: transmuxing...

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